Not everyone has that Nic Cage ability to pull off a one night boost of about 600 cars. In fact, most people who try and commit a car-related crime fail miserably. What’s the dumbest you’ve ever heard?

Of course, the best example has to be all the times we’ve heard about criminals that were thwarted by a manual gearbox. If you’re choosing a career as a car thief, at least take some time to become proficient at your job. Driving stick should be a main part of any car thief’s skill set.

I’m sorry for saying skill set. I loathe that phrase.

What’s the dumbest car crime you’ve ever heard of?


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